At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.


We have over twenty five years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.


We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.


All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.
It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies


Our client is seeking a butler to start in December.  They have a house in St Moritz and would like to employ someone from December to the  end of March.

Position could be all year round but would then be in Stockholm May and June and then somewhere in Mediterranean summer.

They need someone who has a little bit of everything.

Butler service as in

  1. Being able to set up a table
  2. Serve food and drinks if needed.
  3. Service minded in the house and helpful to guests and family.
  4. Driver. Driving the principal from Zurich to the house or Milano. Taking children to ski school. Driving principals to restaurants. Picking them up etc.
  5. Grocery shopping.
  6. Running errands.
  7. Pack a bag if necessary.
  8. Making sure sun beds are out (if sun is out).
  9. Making fires indoor etc.

Person needs to be energetic and have a good eye.



Cook/Housekeeper, Barnes, London

A cook/housekeeper is required for an old INHOUSE client who will be moving to Barnes at the end of December.  She will require someone to start the beginning of January.

The principal is currently working from home, but in the future will return to work in the city half the week.  She has an eleven year old son who goes to school in Barnes.

Must be someone who likes to cook and can prepare healthy, tasty dishes for the principal and son.  Daily duties are general housekeeping, doing the laundry, shopping etc., and keeping the house clean to a high standard.   Must be a car driver.

Monday to Friday 7.30 to 6.30, with time off during the day. Also to be able to babysit on occasion.

Accommodation comprises of a bedroom/ensuite and small kitchen.

Very nice family, to start beginning of January.

£600 net per week

Part time daily housekeeper – Fulham London

A part time housekeeper is required for a couple based in Fulham.

An excellent daily housekeeper is required to care for a four storey property, general house cleaning to a high standard, laundry, shirt etc., are all done inhouse, so required someone with good laundry skills. Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, can start early if suits.  Fourteen hours a week.

To start asap.

£12 per hour

Professional Teacher


A Professional teacher, with eight years of experience and who has taught primary aged children is required to assist an eight year old girl, with her  general studies and helping with homework.

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8.30 pm.   This is an ongoing role.

The family are based in Hampstead and are close to buses and tube.

To start asap.  Must have previous experience and provide written checkable references.

£50 per hour.

£50 per hour

Live in Housekeeper/Cook – Holland Park

An opportunity has arisen for a residential housekeeper/cook to work for a couple based in Holland Park to start mid October.

The principals are looking for an excellent housekeeper with a proven track record and excellent references.  They are based in Holland Park, the house is over three floors and comprises of three large bedrooms, three bathrooms. A kitchen and two studies, and a very large reception room which has a collection of art.

The applicant would be required to clean to a very high standard, carry out all laundry and be responsible for the principals wardrobes. Carry out the shopping, there are very good local shops, including a butchers, fish monger and excellent greengrocer.

They require a good cook who can offer a range of varied food. They do like to  entertain for dinner parties of up to ten, outside help will be provided to help on these occasions.

The basic hours of from 8 a.m. to 6p.m. (Monday to Friday) if the candidate is required to cook in the evening, the hours will vary, at present the principals do dine out a lot during the week and tend to use their country residence for the weekends.

They do have an adorable dog, so would have to be a dog lover.

Accommodation comprises of a large studio, which includes a bathroom and small kitchen, however there is access to the main kitchen.

Would best suit a single person with no family ties (due to accommodation).  Start mid October.




Live in Housekeeper – Knightsbridge, London

An opportunity has arisen for a housekeeper/cook to work for a single lady based in Knightsbridge London. The lady has recently re located so the apartment is newly renovated.  (She has recently been widowed)

This a five and a half day week. Monday through to Saturday lunch time.

Start time around 8 a.m. to around 7.30 pm.  Have time off in the afternoon.

General housekeeping duties, washing and ironing, vacumming, polishing etc., Managing the lady’s wardrobe. Cooking light meals, fish and vegetables etc.,  Large food orders are delivered by Ocado.

Must be child friendly as her grandchildren visit twice a week.

Previous Filipino housekeeper has been with her for twenty years and is leaving to retire.

Accommodation consists of own bedroom and bathroom.

Salary £500. net per week.  To start 27th July.

£500 net per week


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